Elk River girls golf finished a close second in meets Friday and Saturday. The Elks tied Blaine for first place with 349 in the Northwest Suburban Conference mid-season meet, but Blaine had a better fifth score to win the tiebreaker, on Friday at Majestic Oaks. Armstrong placed third among 14 teams....Read More
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In this week’s Star News, there was an article about expanding the park downtown to the tune of $2 million or so. I am sorry, but how can you justify this amount of money being spent on that small a portion of land. That is just ludicrous. There are far better ways to spend the [...]...Read More
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Can someone tell me what the big deal is to bring back the fireworks at Orono Park? I have lived in Elk River for almost 25 years. I get the tradition. When my daughter was little, we would go to Lake Orono for swimming, picnicking, the carnival and the great fireworks over the lake. We [...]...Read More
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Thursday, May 7, 2015, will be the 64th observance of the National Day of Prayer. In 1952, a joint resolution by Congress, signed by President Truman, declared an annual, National Day of Prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently settling the day as the first Th...Read More
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The misguided proposal to cut 200,000 U.S. Postal Service jobs alone, 3,700 post offices and about half the country’s 487 mail processing centers needs to be reconsidered. More than 88 post offices in Minnesota in addition to the mail processing center in Rochester are scheduled to be permanently ...Read More
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I would also like to address the billboard on Highway 10 on the edge of Elk River that Jolene Jorgensen so nicely brought to our attention. With her, I believe this is an appalling and embarrassing display in our community. Another letter writer, Joel Greenberg, called her letter “inflammatory” ...Read More
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• Five-member math team bring differences together to score third place at Moody’s and win $10,000 award by Jim Boyle Editor A team of five Elk River High School mathematicians’ decision to risk spending an entire Saturday writing a paper — that wasn’t assigned to them for a school projec...Read More
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I have been employed by an auto repair shop during the past year and have learned some valuable information about something called “repairables.” These are the cars that have been in accidents and later get sold at auctions and elsewhere. Some of them have been damaged so badly they can’t even...Read More
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